Nightmare On Sesame Street of the Day: Another amazing Virgin Radio fake film fest entry. This time: Requiem For A Dream in 60 seconds… with puppets.
Earlier: Harry Potter in 60 Seconds.
You follow Leif Peng’s wonderful Today’s Inspiration blog, right? RIGHT?
This week Leif looks at the inimitable Jack Davis, and today he shares some of Jack’s work for Sesame Street. What I love about 1970s, and even 1980s-era Sesame Street was the freedom given to illustrators to draw the characters in their own styles, rather than stick to strict character models and house styles.
We can surely thank the simple shape-driven character designs of the Muppets for that. I still have all my Sesame Street books from childhood, and they are filled with a variety of illustration styles. But still, there’s only one Jack Davis.
Another Muppet item this morning: this video essay on Jim Henson and Frank Oz as a comedy duo.
The Tribeca Drive-In® is back! This year’s films feature Muppets in the big city; the return of Fame, preceded by a talent contest; and Septentrional, the Haitian band that has thrived for decades. Don’t miss these free outdoor screenings, which turn into community parties!
Evil / Awesome reimagined Sesame Street Muppet illustrations by artist Rhys Cooper! Nakatomi will soon have the “Of Fur and Felt” print series up for sale. Sign up for their mailing list to find out when they are released into the wild.
Lights Out: Muppet making with Jim Henson on Iowa Public Television’s Volume See, c. 1969.